Not that I am aware of, or we'd probably see more members with them on!
As an aside, before AMG was bought out by Daimer Benz, AMG parts were sold in the U.S. Rumor has it that a guy who sold these parts in Richmond, California bought out the entire North American supply when AMG was bought out. So somewhere in Northern California, there's a huge stockpile of vintage AMG parts
The w126 guys were talking about it in a thread that's no longer available. Here's what they said:
I'm not going to get into the whole discussion about Barry Taylor and his skills with motors, etc.
It was Satish Tummala's engine that blew up and he and Barry do not see eye to eye on what caused it.
You should know that he has worked on these vehicles for some 40-odd years (he is in his 70s) and, more importantly, he bought the entire inventory of AMG West (the US part of AMG) when Daimler-Benz bought AMG back in 1993.
In other words, he has a treasure trove of parts, upgrades, kits, service manuals,.... and knowledge about these cars and, being located in California, he knows all about the DMV hassles.
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